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Jacinda Ardern leaves her position as prime minister voluntarily

Dhaka, Jan. 21 -- Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand prime minister who served office for the last six years, said that she "no longer (had) enough in the tank to do it justice" - meaning that she no lon... Read More


Raising power price another heavy blow to struggling masses

Dhaka, Jan. 14 -- It was all in people's expectation that power prices would be hiked soon, and it was finally done yesterday through an executive order. The government increased the average retail el... Read More


Border killings still continue despite India's repeated promises

Dhaka, Dec. 31 -- Two Bangladeshi youths were shot dead allegedly by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along the Barakhata Dolapara border in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat on Thursday. Amid t... Read More


BB's flexible loan repayment policy is sensible

Dhaka, Dec. 20 -- The Bangladesh Bank has relaxed its already flexible loan repayment policy, as they said the real income of borrowers has fallen due to the severe impacts of the prolonged Russia-Ukr... Read More


Bangladesh's economic turmoil: How do we get here?

Dhaka, Dec. 19 -- Country's leading economists at a dialogue have said that the ongoing economic upheaval is mainly due to the long-standing structural problems, lack of good governance, absence of re... Read More


HC order on bank loan scams is welcome, but we need a permanent fix

Dhaka, Dec. 6 -- Newspapers yesterday prominently published news of the High Court directing relevant authorities including the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh Financial ... Read More


People have lost trust to keep their money in banks

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- It is very dismaying that many big businesses of the country send their profits abroad but do not repay their bank loans. These business houses and others with government patronage ha... Read More


In corruption-driven economy one can't punish big loan defaulters

Dhaka, Nov. 29 -- The big loan defaulters who have brought Bangladesh's banking sector to its present precarious state are a big problem for its economy, Yet they have consistently received government... Read More


Workplaces are still not safe for women

Dhaka, Nov. 26 -- It has been 13 years since the High Court gave directives to form sexual harassment complaint committees in the workplace and educational institutions, but there has been little to n... Read More


Most priorities in regard to old people remain unattended

Dhaka, Nov. 19 -- Due to advancement in medical science and relative improvement in managing food and shelter as well as increase in awareness in general, life expectancy has considerably increased al... Read More